istar-logo The International Spiritual Teen Akram Retreat

iStar is a specially designed Akram Retreat for International Youth (between the age of 13 to 21 years), that gives them the opportunity to study in-depth the Spiritual Science unveiled by Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan.

The Retreat is held for all international youths with an interest in learning Spiritual Science through Dada Bhagwan's Akram Vignan. It is conducted in a very simple and lucid way, using modern methodologies, to suit the liking of today's youth. The Retreat includes interactive activities, day-trips, jatra (religious tour), group discussions, self development programs & games, videos and also darshan session with Pujya Deepakbhai, and satsang sessions with Aptputra bhaio & Aptputri behno. It gives a wonderful opportunity for youngsters to visit India & Simandhar city to get a flavour of Indian culture, interact with other like-minded youths from various countries and get an in-depth introductory understanding of Akram Vignan (step-less spiritual path).

This retreat is held in India at Simandhar City (Adalaj, Gujarat) every summer (July / August) for two weeks. So it provides a great opportunity to visit India and Simandhar City to get a flavor of Indian culture, interact with other youths from across the world whilst learning Dada Bhagwan's Akram Vignan. For the convenience of the participants, the language of communication during the retreat is English.

We take great pleasure in announcing the 8th iStar, scheduled from 2nd August to 15th  August, 2017. Participants have to arrive on 1st August for the registration and accommodation, one day prior to the Retreat. Check out is on 16th August after breakfast.

iStar 2017 Dates
Registration and check-in

: 2nd to 15th  August
: 1st August (5pm)
: 16th August (after breakfast)

Participation Cost: 

Entire 14 days program from 2nd August to 15th August, Cost USD $500 / GBP £400.

Registration: Started

Participants ready to attend this unique retreat are requested to go through the registration process explained below:

STEP # 1: Fill the application form. Click here to fill it.

The applicants, who have not attended any of the previous iStars, are required to provide references of two mahatmas from their local satsang center.

STEP # 2: The filled application form will be reviewed by the iStar Team.

STEP # 3: Once the application is approved, a confirmation email will be sent to the applicant along with the payment details and s/he will be required to fill out the payment form (sent via email) and provide personal details on it along with signatures before submitting it to the payment country coordinator along with the payment.

In case an application is not approved by the iStar team, for valid reasons, the applicant will be duly informed by email.

Important Announcement: In August 2017, in addition to iStar, below are additional events planned in adalaj:

  • iStar 2017: 2nd to 15th August
  • Rakshabandhan: 7th August
  • Janmashtami: 15th August
  • Paryushan: 18th August to 25th August

Important Note: Please note that no part attendance to this retreat will be allowed, only for special approved cases. The participant will be required to check in on 1st  August by 5pm and check out on 16th August. It is recommended that participants not start late or cut short on the retreat as it takes away from the overall experience of the retreat.

To know iStar 2017 brief schedule : click here 

For answers to frequently asked questions : click here

For any further questions, please write to us on

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